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i'll talk more about that and we'll take a look at the rest of the micro climate forecast coming up a little bit later. >> looking forward to that. continuing coverage now of this heat. nbc bay area's michelle roberts is live in pacifica. i understand this record heat brought a lot of people out to the beaches. >> reporter: yeah, peggy, no surprise there from ocean beach. i'm here in pacifica. it is packed all day long. usually when i'm in pacifica, people are bundled up in hoodies and sweatshirts. today not the case. for those who couldn't get to the beach, maybe don't have air conditioning up in the city, not quite the happy stay. >> offshore winds, small waves, yeah, good. >> reporter: people on paddleboards, boogie boards and cruisers flocked to ocean beach today. >> we figured we had to do it because this is so rare. >> reporter: the temperatures creeped up to 80 degrees. perfect for a nap in the sun. not so perfect for a strenuous day on the job.
treeno jimenez admits when he saw the forecast he thought about calling in sick. >> too hot to be working like this. >> reporter: the only way to cope is to drink plenty of water. on the peninsula, a similar strategy at the palo alto junior museum and zoo. she likes the water. where sequoia enjoyed a spraydown. >> that cools her down. >> reporter: and the ferrets snuggled up to a frozen bottle of water. >> we keep an eye on the animals, too, go around and make sure they're comfortable. >> reporter: while some welcome tomorrow's cooler weather, others appreciate the warm breeze for a change. >> a kay you have to be outside, period. that's the end of story. >> reporter: even though tomorrow is supposed to be a little bit cooler, a reminder to bring those pets inside and not leave them in a hot car. reporting live in a very warm pacifica tonight, michelle roberts, nbc bay area news. >> very good advice there. you can certainly keep track of this heat and the upcoming
cooldown with the rain that's headed our way. download the free nbc bay area app. dedicated to weather in your specific neighborhood. new at 5:00, an accused murderer is back in the south bay after hanging out for almost three years in mexico. julio pliego was charged in the brutal killing of his ex-girlfriend veronica lozano at this hotel in 2013. investigators say he texted her current boyfriend a photo of her body, then fled to mexico. authorities extradited him this week after the fbi found him near mexico city. police say he stabbed lozano 40 times and then shot her in the head. at the time, detectives called it one of the worst crime scenes they had ever seen. on the run no more, a third arrest linked to the burglary of san francisco's make-a-wish offices. this all part of the scooter robbery. officers took jacques manns into custody. he's the third burglary who
ransacked the office on saturday. the surveillance camera captured the suspects holding one of the stolen items. the famous scooter donated by the giants outfielder hunter pence. they recovered that scooter yesterday. people were told to stay inside after an underground fire in the east bay. a man hole cover flew into the air. it happened just after 10:00 a.m. in oakland at 12th and jackson streets just a few blocks from the oakland public library. you see our nbc chopper was overhead. an underground cable blew. pg&e workers rushed to the scene. people in a four-block radius were told to shelter in place. thankfully no one was hurt and the all clear was given after four hours. >> we're getting the first close-up look at what b.a.r.t. is calling the fleet of the future. b.a.r.t. officials say they'll give commuters some relief from crowded cars. eliyce kirchner joins us from te walnut creek b.a.r.t. station.
commuters will get some relief but not too soon. >> reporter: yeah, not too soon. we got a sneak peek earlier today with b.a.r.t.'s shiny new cars but commuters won't actually get to ride in them until next december at the earliest. we did get a sneak peek. take a look. the cars here, this is the first of 775 new car. they're 70 feet long, 10'6" tall and costing $2 million each. some improvements include more space largely because there are fewer seats. better air conditioning and a realtime map. b.a.r.t. officials say the goal is to bring some relief for commuters battling crowded cars. >> this brings capacity to b.a.r.t. every new car that we're able to put on the line will lengthen our trains so that we'll be able to, within a couple of years, have all ten-car trains during the peak hours. >> since they paid everybody all the money in the last strike and
they've got trains and everybody will suffer until they finally catch up with themselves. >> the fact that they have a new fleet coming, does that make you feel any better? >> not right now, no. i'll believe it when i see it. >> reporter: b.a.r.t. says it's no coincidence that commuters say trains are often crowded. weekday ridership is up 12%. the trains are being manufactured in upstate new york and are expected to be delivered over the course of the next five years. as far as the trains that are still here now, they must undergo extensive training -- excuse me, safety inspections. so commuters won't actually get to ride in them, again, until hopefully next winter. reporting live from the walnut street b.a.r.t. station, elyce kirchner. it's going to take a while to get those new cars on the tracks. next year 66 new cars will be added to the fleet. then in 2018 b.a.r.t. expects 1650 cars every single month. the next batch are delivered by
fall 2021. that brings the full fleet to 800 new cars. we found out the lack of room at one train station in san francisco is threatening to undermind b.a.r.t.'s ability to safely handle crowds of passengers. our investigation coming up in just about an hour. keeping city hall safe. san jose will take a more aggressive approach to battle graffiti taggers. they've hit city hall four times in the last month. some caught on surveillance video. robert handa joins us with details on the around the clock security changes that are planned for even tonight. >> reporter: that's right, peggy. san jose city hall with the help of the first alarm company will now have 24/7 security against taggers, but it's also designed to help neighboring businesses. lou smith is helping out the popular fourth street pizza restaurant and other businesses that ended up being part of a trail of graffiti that led to
city hall right across the street. as we reported city hall surveillance video shows taggers vandalizing the restaurant monday night an hour before they turned their attack on the city buildings. it was the latest in a series of incidents. last week we showed previous surveillce video of eight taggers hitting city hall twice before. lou smith said he's glad the city will have security around the clock starting tonight but adds, it's about time. >> i'm glad they're doing something at some point. i know there's a tight budget, but there's ways of combating this. >> reporter: mayor sam liccardo said the added security should benefit city hall and neighboring businesses and promise to reveal a new anti-graffiti plan soon. >> there are things we can do technologically to help. we hope to have a significant announcement this month. >> reporter: smith says the city needs to make graffiti a priority. >> it's frustrating because, again, as far as i'm concerned, it's just vandalism. >> reporter: the first alarm company will begin its patrols
around 10:00 tonight. coming up at 6:00, more details on the big anti-graffiti announcement promised by mayor liccardo. live in san jose, robert handa, nbc bay area news. the state of mississippi is receiving a backlash here in the bay area. mississippi just passed a controversial anti-lgbt law. today mayor ed lee said san francisco taxpayers will not subsidize legally sanctioned hate and bigotry against any person or group. san francisco's joining dozens of other cities, states and businesses banning nonessential travel to mississippi and north carolina, which also passed a similar law. people protested today at mississippi's state capital over the new law which allows businesses to refuse services to gay couples on religious grounds. protecting passengers. today the head of the tsa addressed growing concerns about the security in the wake of terror attacks in brussels. the agency's chief assured a senate committee he's stepping
up efforts to protect america's train stations, airports and bus stations. he said major changes in culture and practices of the tsa saying the agency has retrained every single employee. >> challenges we must continue to address but i can assure you and the public that we serve that we're focused on our counterterrorism mission and are committed to delivering excellence in every aspect of what we do. >> there's more security at catering and screening facilities. they're tightening the vetting process of workers. up next, more sexual harassment cases at uc berkeley have been revealed and made public. we'll tell you what the new documents say about the new charges. and a history can hotel sign at yosemite missing. why some of the parks athe ti s
recent high profile cases, a former astronomy professor, the dean of the law school and an assistant basketball coach all accused of sexual harassment on campus. nbc bay area's jodi hernandez spoke with one of the victims. >> just heartbroken. just heartbroken that more people have gone through this. >> reporter: that's how uc berkeley's sexual harassment victim tian sorrel is feeling after learning she's far from alone following a media public information request, uc berkeley has released more than 400 pages of documents revealing they disciplined more than a dozen employees over the past seven years for sexual harassment. >> i sat and i wondered what did the victims of these circumstances go through? was it anything like i went through? was it worth worse? >> reporter: she said she endured unwanted hugs, kisses and rubbing from the former dean of law school, sujit choudhry.
they disciplined him but did not fire him. he eventually stepped down. the university acknowledges there have been many more cases. >> we can't turn back the hands of time. we know we have to do a better job in terms of how we impose discipline. >> reporter: the university says it's taking new steps to deal with the issue including forming a peer review panel and speeding up the time it takes to resolve complaints. but sorrel and her attorney don't buy it. >> there needs to be a systemic overhaul, a major overhaul. >> reporter: that was jodi hernandez reporting. the newly revealed cases involve employees ranging from custodians to coaches and faculty members. another east bay city is hoping to crack down on sugary drinks. oakland wants voters to decide whether the city should takx high-calorie beverages. if it passes, then it goes before the entire city council. and if approved voters would be able to make a decision on it in
november. berkeley approved the nation's first local soda fee in 2013. arming police officers with tasers. a heated debate. tonight the issue is being discussed again during the san francisco police commission meeting. pete suratos joins us from city hall. this issue has caused a lot of controversy at previous meetings. why is it being brought up again tonight? >> reporter: just that ongoing debate, whether or not we should see police officers with tasers. and that meeting is set to take place in about 15 minutes. we can expect opposing ideas inside of city hall. one is an internal battle with sfpd. chief greg suhr proposed that a limited number of officers should use tasers, specialty officers, s.w.a.t. team. then you have the union of san francisco, they want to see every single police officer in san francisco with a taser. now, i spoke with the president of the association marty halloran, here's what he had to say explaining why he wants to
see every officer with a taser. >> rather than waiting for the s.w.a.t. team or the specialist to arrive at the scene, these critical incidences unfold within split seconds. you don't always have the opportunity to stand back and contain an individual and wait for the s.w.a.t. team to show up. >> reporter: and then there are other people who think adding another weapon is simply the wrong idea. we'll have their take coming up at 6:00. we're live at san francisco city hall. pete suratos, nbc bay area news. a mystery now over a piece of california history. yosemite national park is offering a $1,000 reward for any information about a missing hotel sign. apparently that sign disappeared at the end of february days before the park was forced to change the name of the hotel. rangers think the crime is more than just a coincidence. the park is in the middle of a trademark dispute. the company that used to run yosemite's concessions wants the park to pay $54 million to use the trademark name, such as the
awani and also curry village. in addition to the reward the park service says it's willing to let whoever took the sign bring it back, no questions asked. as we speak, the giants are flying home from milwaukee. tomorrow is their home opener and getting to the game got just a little easier. smooth sailing, so to speak. at&t park looks beautiful. it will be a full house tomorrow afternoon for the giants and dodgers. the giants ferry, which was nixed last month, well, that ferry was officially reinstated. it had been canceled because no ferries were available due to maintenance. but work on one of the ships was wrapped up early so people floating to the game will be able to get there more conveniently. >> a beautiful night like this, a great way to get to the game. >> the coast guard is using today's clear skies and warm temperatures to train for some trouble. >> we spotted two of their choppers at ocean beach this morning. they use them to run drills and
practice rescue skills that included pulling people from the water, also hoisting them up on helicopters. meteorologist kari hall is tracking the heat and the rain -- did we get that right? the rain coming friday. >> all kinds of weather. over the next few days we go from scorching temperatures to clouds and fog, yes, then some rain and cooler temperatures. let's take a look at outer sunset where the temperature now is still at 91 degrees, if you can believe it. we will have some more clouds moving in. you can kind of see tho filtering the sunshine in the shot there. it's rolling in from the south showing that we are about to get some changes here. as we go into the day tomorrow, a much different picture. seven-day forecast coming up at the bottom of the screen. you'll see how temperatures dip over the next couple of days. but we're still in the 80s across all of the bay area. up to 87 in the north bay as well as the south bay and highs tomorrow at least 10 to 15
degrees cooler. 71 will be the high in the east bay. 72 degrees in the peninsula. north bay looking at 73 degrees with partly cloudy skies. we'll have a shift in those winds. that will make a huge difference. we'll go from having an offshore flow to a more south-southwesterly wind at least bringing in some cooler temperatures and it will be breezy, too. the lack of wind today really made it feel oppressive out there. we'll have those winds at 15 to 20 miles per hour. a little bit stronger along the coast. even at 5:00, a nice onshore flow. that will make it feel really nice out there at the giants game, at&t park. first pitch at 68 degrees in the middle of the afternoon. that sun beating down. so make sure you haveomething nice and comfortable to wear. it will also be a little bit more muggy, winds from the west-southwest at 20 miles per hour. a look at the micro climate for tomorrow. reaching 73 degrees in los gatos.
compare that to today when they were in the 90s. pacifica at 68 degrees. they were in the mid-90s. you will see the clouds rolling in in that forecast. mostly some 70s across the bay area. we do still have this high pressure but as it continues to move off to the east, we're getting ready for major changes as we go into tomorrow as well as the weekend. so these couple of weather systems will bring in scattered showers. starting on friday also increasing the onshore flow, morning clouds, morning fog, then afternoon sunshine. a breezy wind will keep those temperatures down for the next couple of days. a look at the futurecast. we'll see those clouds moving in. all of the shades of gray show the clouds, then by friday, we will have scattered showers moving in by the afternoon. get ready to have the umbrella out for most of friday into saturday, then we should take a little bit of a break on sunday.
but if you're making weekend plans to head to the beach, probably not a good idea. we'll take another look at this set the forecast coming up. sounds great. thank you so much. a country music legend passes away. we take a look back at the life of merle haggard and his connections to the bay area. and san francisco mayor ed lee pulled over by sfpd. ==pgy/==haeni
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this is southbound 280 near menlo park. the 15 people who were on board all got out safely. it's still not known what caused the fire. the mayor was pulled over for suspicious behavior. no kidding. mayor lee was pulled over by a traffic cop on monday night. the mayor wasn't driving, but an undercover police officer was. ed lee was on a ride-along personally observing the police response to the soaring rate of break-ins. now the officer who stopped the vehicle thought it was moving too slow, raising suspicion. as soon as the officer walked up to the car, he looked surprised and greeted the mayor by name. a local celebrity chef is sticking a fork in it when it comes to one of his signature restaurant chains. today sonoma county chef and food network star guy fieri sold his share of the johnny garlic's restaurant chain. it sends his partnership with steve gruber who is buying the chain.
both parties say the split comes on friendly terms. sadness in bakersfield today over the death of hometown boy merle haggard. the country music star died this morning on his 79th birthday. haggard really grew up in oil dale across the kern river from bakersfield. his father converted a train car into a home for the family but died when pearl was just 9 years old. he had a troubled life spending his 21st birthday in san quentin. he became one of country music's defining outlaw voices. >> he was legendary. a close call for a napa driver all caught on camera. we'll show you, next. we si
tonight at 6:00, were sir richard branson's hands really tied? that's what he said about the alaska airlines takeover of virgin atlanta. the napa police department posting this video of a car -- ooh. >> oh. >> nearly getting into a crash because of slick roads. police say this happened during a recent stretch of rain a few weeks ago. so the bottom line, just be careful because i understand,
peggy, do we have some rain in the forecast. >> we do. i would definitely slow down at those intersections. that never would have happened. >> yes, we'll have that this weekend. as we get a last look at that forecast now, we are still in the 80s across the bay area. well above average, but tomorrow we're going to bring it down into the upper 60s to low 70s and, yes, let's look ahead to the weekend where we do have scattered showers in the forecast. starting on friday, then it continues saturday. we may take a little bit of a break in spots on sunday. we'll also have snow in the sierra, if you're planning to go there, we'll start to see that snow cranking up next week and we may have quite a bit. so it is looking good in the forecast for the next several days. >> and tomorrow we have the giants home opener about 1:00 p.m. at at&t park. as long as there's no rain there. >> if you're up early tomorrow, node the bay will be on the road. they'll be live there for the morning show, so that will be something great to catch, too. >> a lot of people looking forward to that. thank you for joining us tonight.
tonight, campaign shakeup. trump and clinton on the ropes as cruz and sanders score decisive wins. can the front-runners really be caught? getting nasty in new york. getting out of line. a frantic rescue caught on camera as wildfires explode out of control. evacuations come just in time. nbc on the isis money trail. how brutal killers are smuggling and selling some of the world's great antiquities for their reign of terror. how much time does it really take to work off some of your favorite snacks. over an hour for two slices of pizza? that's just a start. and the oaky from muscogee is gone. tonight, we remember a country music